Peninsula Symphony moves free summer concert to Grant Park


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The Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony has scheduled its annual free summer concert 6:30 p.m. June 22 in Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave. The location is a change from its usual venue of Hillview Park, which is undergoing construction for the new community center.

Conductor and artistic director Mitchell Sardou Klein said this year’s concert reflects the wonders of space and its heroes.

Amateur Radio Field Day set for June 22-23

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society will demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio during the 24-hour Amateur Radio Field Day, scheduled 11 a.m. June 22 to 11 a.m. June 23 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, located directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The society will operate three radio stations and attempt to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America. They will communicate using voice, Morse code radio and digital radio. More than 37,500 amateur radio operators participated in last year’s event.

LA-LAH 'State of Cities' takes on 'Rose-y' appeal


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Julie Rose, center, 2019 Walter and Marie Singer Award winner, is flanked by, from left, Crystal Yu of Rep. Anna Eshoo’s office, State Sen. Jerry Hill, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and Assemblyman Marc Berman.

For 20 years as president of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, Julie Rose honored local business leaders who showed exemplary community service with the annual Walter and Marie Singer Business Volunteer Award.

This year, the now-former Chamber president became one of those honorees.

Community Briefs - week of June 12

Jazz trio performs at Wunderman House

Jazz musicians Charlie McCarthy, Larry Vuckovich and Doug Miller are scheduled to perform 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

McCarthy has performed with Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Miller, a bassist, has shared the stage with the orchestras of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Vuckovich is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in August.

Los Altos History Museum launches docent program for local high schoolers

Those strolling through the apricot-enveloped wooden buildings of the Los Altos History Museum this summer may find themselves greeted and then guided through exhibits by a local teen.

The museum is offering its first Teen Docent Program, which provides high school students the opportunity to work alongside museum professionals as docents and learn about Los Altos history. Saturday is the deadline to apply for the program, open to students entering grades 9-12.

Master arborist talks trees at library


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Apple Park’s master arborist Dave Muffly, dubbed the “tree whisperer,” leads a May 22 lecture at the Los Altos main library.

When Dave Muffly began working as Apple Park’s master arborist, he was known as “the acorn guy.” Approximately 9,000 trees later, publications like Wired magazine and the Los Angeles Times have dubbed him the “tree whisperer” – the man who can make trees grow anywhere.

Muffly, who spoke in front of a packed room at the Los Altos main library May 22, describes “tree whisperer” as his “superhero name,” but science – not magic – sets the foundation for his success rates.


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